- Ross Alen Hodsdon, 68, who worked for more than four decades in several countries around the world, helping translate the Bible into dozens of languages, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at his home in Fairfield, surrounded by family and friends. He had been battling cancer for the past six years.
Ross was born in Grand Isle, Maine, on August 29, 1948, to Nellie (Hatfield) Hodsdon and Charles Warren Hodsdon; he spent his childhood in Calais, Maine. He graduated from Calais High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gordon College and a Master of Arts in Linguistics from California State University, Northridge.
In addition to his wife, Cathy, with whom he joyfully shared his life's greatest adventures, Ross Hodsdon is survived by his children, their spouses and grandchildren: Connie and Birch Champeon and their sons, Warren and Rowan; Carl and Nikki Hodsdon and their children, Ashilynn, Catelynn and Josiah of Peru, SA; Dana and Beulah Hodsdon and their children, Eli and Kirsi of Clinton; and Samuel Ross and Angelina Hodsdon of Clinton. Ross also leaves behind his siblings and their spouses: Richard "Dick" Warren Hodsdon of Calais, Aleta and Will Budd of Rowley, MA, and Charles "Chuck" Warren and Judy Hodsdon of Bangor; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of this faithful servant of God will be held on Saturday, August 19, at 2 p.m. at West Hampden Baptist Church, 574 Western Ave., Hampden, ME 04444. Guests are invited to be present an hour prior to the service, or visit afterwards with the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who wish to honor Ross's legacy make donations to Bibles International, 609 36th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548. Donations may be made by check or online at www.biblesint.org. The gifts will go towards publishing of the Falam Bible, on which Ross and Cathy worked. Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield. An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.
Published on  August 11, 2017